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Career Guidance

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By: Tony Lee
Doing well by doing good is a goal aspired to by many socially conscious people. But those who act on this goal are truly unique. "As I neared 40, I realized there's more to life than the next raise and promotion," says Greg Thompson, an IBM Corp. project manager in Atlanta. So Mr. Thompson started volunteering with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and has since helped stage annual fund-raising breakfasts for 6000 people and a drug-education program.More
By: Peter Weddle
In order to achieve true career security in today's tough times, we must re-imagine ourselves as "career athletes." We must see ourselves as a new breed of worker-champion. Our model is not that of the athletes engaged in professional sports, but rather, the athletes who are most like us. Worker-champions are the workplace version of Olympians, at least Olympians as they were originally envisioned. These champions are not amateurs; they are athletic activists.More
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Q: A recent layoff put me in a job search mode again. The last time I looked for a new position , it was really hard to maintain my motivation. Do you have any tips on what I can do to stay positive and productive? –Heather, Jefferson City, Mo.More
college grad talking on phone
By: Tony Lee
Trying to find a job by calling people you don't know and asking them for help probably sounds dreadful, like a cross between telemarketing and door-to-door sales. After all, nobody likes rejection, and this job-search strategy is sure to provoke a rash of apologies and unreturned phone calls.More
hands counting money
By: Tony Lee
Less than a year after becoming office manager of a testing firm in Chicago, Linda Sullivan was ready to quit. She believed her marketing skills were being wasted in an administrative position, and she felt underpaid to boot.More